The relationship between religiosity and quality of life in breast cancer patients: an integrative literature review

Rosliana Dewi, Santha Letchmi Panduragan, Nur Syazana Umar, Ghulam Ahmad


This study is therefore to examine: (1) recent data on the relationship between religiosity and quality of life; (2) to identify emerging issues arising from the link between religion and quality of life. An integrative research review design is used to review the existing articles on religiosity and quality of life. a search was conducted between January and February 2021 using three online databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, and ScienceDirect) using MeSH keywords such as'religion' or'religiosity', 'quality of life' and 'breast cancer,' Initial search resulted on 264 articles and only nine artilces are meet eligibility criteria for review. The majority of studies conducted using a cross-sectional design and only two studies used prospective design. Sample sizes were generally very extensive, higher than 100 in all of the quantitative studies except for two studies. The definition of religiosity and quality of life were varying in included study. Most of studies reported positive correlation and direct effect between religiosity and quality of life. Two studies reported no association between religiosity and quality of life. Two studies investigate the role of religiosity as moderating variabel; religiosity mediated relationship between posttraumatic growth and quality. A greater emphasis on the importance of religiosity in healthcare services and partnerships with other community groups may result in improved service competence and cooperative relationships between healthcare providers and faith-based institutions.



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